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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: January 23 & 27, 2009

(revised January 26, 2009)

Friday, January 23, 2009
1:00 p.m.
via teleconference and webinar
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For onsite teleconference and webinar access:

Resources Building*
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1206
Sacramento, CA 95814
California Department of Fish and Game*
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (click to view)
9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel*
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) and ask them to contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.

Public participation: On January 23 members of the public are invited to listen to the meeting using the toll-free phone number and to watch presentations via the webinar link, or may use the MLPA offices listed above to listen, watch and provide comment. On January 27 members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Both portions of the meeting may be viewed in an archived version approximately two days after the meeting.

The public will be invited by the co-chairs to offer comments on agenda action items. General comments on the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2009 and at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Note that the general comment period is for comments specific to the MLPA SAT; comments related to the regional stakeholder group, task force or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff. Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to the MLPA website as soon as they are available. This agenda may be found on the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp.

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Meeting Objectives

 

Meeting Agenda for January 23, 2009

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Note: Public comment will be taken after the break at approximately 3:10 p.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

Updates
BRIEFING DOCUMENT Update 1: SAT Meeting Summary December 17, 2008 - Handout
BRIEFING DOCUMENT Update 2: SAT member comments on documents from the December 17, 2008 meeting - Handout

I. SAT MPA Proposal Evaluation Work Team (to be continued on day 2 of the meeting)
BRIEFING DOCUMENT I-1 SAT MPA Proposal Evaluation Work Team

II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (to be continued on day 2 of the meeting)

  1. Habitat Representation
    1. Review and potentially approve key and unique habitats document
    2. Briefing on habitat data sets
    3. Review and potentially approve habitat evaluation methods
    Potential SAT Action: Approve any proposed changes to design guidelines and evaluation methods for habitat representation
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT A-1: Key and Unique Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised January 20, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT A-2: PowerPoint Presentation Slides: Habitat representation evaluations methods - Handout
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT A-3: Habitat Representation Evaluation Methods

  2. Habitat Replication
    1. Update on species-area relationships
    2. Review and potentially approve evaluation methods
    3. Discussion regarding habitat patch size (sum of smaller patches versus minimum size criterion)
    Potential SAT Action: Approve any proposed changes to design guidelines and evaluation methods for habitat replication
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT B-1: PowerPoint Presentation Slides: Habitat Replication Evaluation Methods - Handout
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT B-2: Habitat Replication Evaluation Methods

  3. Spacing Guidelines and Evaluation Methods
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT C-1: Power Point Slides: Spacing Guidelines and Evaluation Update

  4. Update on Model Outputs and Uses of Models in Evaluation of Proposed MPAs
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT D-1: Bio-Economic Modeling
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT D-2: Power Point Slides: Modeling Evaluation Update - Slides | Handouts

  5. Levels of Protection
    1. Update on assigned levels of protection using the approach approved on December 17, 2008
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT E-1: Draft Levels of Protection for the MLPA South Coast Study Region

  6. Birds and Mammals Evaluation Methods
    Potential SAT Action: Approve methods for evaluating birds and mammals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT F-1: Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for Marine Birds and Mammals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT F-2: Power Point Slides: Marine Bird and Mammals Evaluations - Handout

III. Questions from the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (to be continued on Day 2 of the meeting)

G.   Review preliminary responses to questions from SCRSG meeting #2
BRIEFING DOCUMENT G-1: Draft Responses to Questions Received at the November 18-19, 2008 South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meeting

Wrap Up and Next Steps

Recess